This month, Social Security is celebrating it’s 75th birthday as a bedrock of economic security for millions of working, retired and disabled Americans. And what better way to celebrate one of the most successful federal programs in history than with a birthday party?
Held on Monday August 16th, the 75th birthday party for Social Security featured speeches from Senator Patty Murray, Rep. Jim McDermott, and PSARA President Robby Stern, as well as stories from real people who have benefited from Social Security — including EOI Policy Director Marilyn Watkins.
The party drew young and old people alike, with participants packing the room to enjoy birthday cake and a sparkling apple cider toast to Social Security. The event was hosted by the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans, the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Greenwood Senior Center, and Social Security Works Washington. Watch the video here: